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Adrian Tanase, the new CEO of BVB

By Andra Beltz
The Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) board appointed Adrian Tanase as the new CEO. Tanase has administered the pensions funds of NN and ING in the last 9 years, according to
Tanase was Chief Investment Officer at NN Pensii, the administrators of financial assets. He has been involved in the assets’ administration of the Pillar II since the launch of the pensions fund ING in 2008.
The Board of Directors took note of Sobolewski’s resignation on November 1 and appointed Marius-Alin Barbu as interim General Manager.(29.11.2017

TotalSoft appoints Yusuf Önder Eren as CEO

By rbj

TotalSoft, one of the leading software providers in Romania and part of innovative software company Logo Yazılım A.Ş (Logo), announces the appointment of Yusuf Önder Eren as Chief Executive Officer, to drive the company’s international development, as well as its long-term growth. Yusuf Önder Eren replaces Liviu Drăgan, who will continue to be part of the organization, as member of the board.

Yusuf Önder Eren, who takes on the leadership of TotalSoft’s operations, brings over 40 years of experience in business management, having previously held executive positions in several international companies. He has been a board member within TotalSoft since September 2016, and also a member of the board of Logo for seven years. His successful track record encompasses new markets development and expansion for organizations in fields such as IT, energy, construction and retail.

“We would like to thank Liviu Drăgan, one of the pioneers in the Romanian IT sector, who together with an exceptional team of professionals, has build TotalSoft into a solid and reliable company with a strong market reputation”, stated Tugrul Tekbulut, ‎Chairman of the Board, Logo, the company that owns TotalSoft.

Mr. Tugrul Tekbulut added: “TotalSoft plays an important role within our strategy to grow and expand globally, and we are confident that under Mr. Yusuf Önder Eren’s leadership, the company will successfully develop in new areas, while continuing to offer the best products and services to its existing and potential clients. At the same time, our plan is to further capitalize upon TotalSoft’s award-winning innovative products and business solutions such as Charisma and Leasing software. We are committed to investing in both people and technology, as our aim is to further grow the Charisma brand and develop the financial industry solutions, bringing them to wide international markets”.

Logo Yazılım A.Ş, the largest independent software provider in Turkey boasting a team of almost 600 employees and 800 business partners, acquired TotalSoft in autumn 2016, as part of its strategy to further expand into international markets.

Established in 1994, TotalSoft is one of the most important providers of business software systems (ERP, HCM, CRM, DM and BI) in Central Europe. TotalSoft is the preferred ERP solutions provider in Romania and one of the top 10 global providers of software solutions for the leasing industry.TotalSoft’s top products, Charisma ERP, Charisma HCM and Charisma CRM, are market leader products in Romania, with relevant references in 9 industries: financial services, retail, distribution, production, construction, agriculture, energy, medical and services. Currently, TotalSoft has a team of 440 software specialists and projects in 46 countries on 4 continents.

In autumn 2016, TotalSoft was acquired by Logo Business Investment S.A. (Logo), the largest independent software provider in Turkey. With over 30 years experience, Logo is one of the fastest growing software companies, delivering innovative solutions and services through more than 800 partners. The company is present on 45 international markets serving over 85,000 customers in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Logo is the first publicly traded IT company in Turkey, with a market cap exceeding $400 million.(rbj/2.05.2017)

JLL appoints Silviana Petre Badea to lead Romania business

By rbj

JLL has appointed Silviana Petre Badea as Managing Director of its Romanian business, based in Bucharest, with effect from 1 March 2017. Ms. Petre Badea joined JLL at the start of 2015 to lead its capital markets business in Romania. During this time she has spearheaded the expansion and evolution of the team and services offered to clients, with JLL continuing to enjoy the largest market share of capital markets transactions in the country.

For the past two years, JLL's Romanian business has been managed by Andrew Peirson as part of a dual role that included the management of the South Eastern Europe region based out of Belgrade, Serbia. Mr. Peirson will continue to manage the region, with Ms. Badea reporting to him in her new role.

Andrew Peirson, Managing Director – SEE, JLL, commented: "We are delighted to have Silviana leading our Romanian business, especially given her successful track record and reputation as one of the industry's most respected capital markets advisers in the country. She has been instrumental in expanding JLL's business in Romania, including the establishment of a successful corporate finance division, and will remain focused on driving sustainable growth and client service excellence." Silviana Petre Badea, Managing Director, Romania, JLL, said: "I look forward to continuing to work with colleagues and clients in an exciting period for Romania and the Central Eastern Europe region broadly. I'd like to thank Andrew for his mentorship over the past two years and for leaving the business poised for expansion and opportunity. I am honoured to work within the JLL Romanian team that is one of the most senior in the market and ideally placed to support our clients in achieving their ambitions." JLL is a financial and professional services firm that specializes in commercial real estate services and investment management. JLL is in business to create and deliver real value through commercial real estate for clients, shareholders and our own people. In a complex world that is constantly changing, JLL is committed to helping you understand and navigate the intricacies of commercial real estate—whether you’re an investor or occupier of space.(rbj/27.02.2017)

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